Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Keith?
2. What does Keith wrangle Ginny into doing?
3. What surprises Ginny when they arrive at his flat?
4. What does Ginny order when Keith insists on buying her a drink?
5. What does Aunt Peg's next letter discuss?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ginny know what to pay the Knapps, what amazes her about the bill and the amount?
2. Where does Ginny go to search for artists, and what does she decide?
3. How does Ginny find the cafe and what does she do there?
4. How does Ginny get to use the internet in Amsterdam and what does she do on it?
5. What does Keith tell her when she sees him at the hostel and what do they do from there?
6. Where is Ginny suppose to go after Rome, where is she suppose to stay and why?
7. What does Ginny tell Richard and what does she do after they talk?
8. How does Ginny find out who Piet is and what does she find out from him?
9. What is one of Peg's rules about the states and who does Ginny contact in the hostel in Paris? What happens when she does?
10. What is contained in the second envelope?
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think "13 Little Blue Envelopes" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "13 Little Blue Envelopes". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in the story. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of death in "13 Little Blue Envelopes". Consider the death of Mike as an random act of nature and the death of Luis as the result of conscious violence. Consider also in your answer the death of innocence in Rick from the beginning of the book to the end.
"13 Little Blue Envelopes" belongs to the teen novel genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the teen novel genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a teen novel and a historical novel?
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